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I have a range of four little zines full of my photos – quirky little things, but they seem popular in my Etsy shop.
The first one I made is called Manchester Scenes and it shows off a selection of through the viewfinder style photos I’ve taken in the less salubrious parts of Manchester, mainly in the Northern Quarter – bricks, abandoned armchair, signage in the chippy and other glamorous beauties.
Next came What’s for Supper which is a selection of my found shopping lists which I have scanned – I find these endlessly fascinating and it seems that my customers do too!
Then there’s my Abandoned Christmas Trees project where I roamed the streets with my camera from 12th night onwards seeking out, as the title suggests, abandoned Christmas trees! On doorsteps, wedged uncomfortably in dustbins, in front gardens and all sorts of places. I’m not making these up for the show at The Bluecoat this Saturday, but I think I might shoot some more material next January (how’s that for advance planning!)
The most recent also features photos from a long running and ongoing project of mine where I photograph ‘birthday banners‘ on roundabouts, railings and wherever else I find these rare examples of home made graphic design. I’ve given a few of these to friends instead of birthday cards!
This snapshot show piles of just printed and trimmed zines ready to fold and stitch – the radio is primed and tea is at my side and I hope there’s no blood!
Come and see me in Liverpool City Centre on Saturday 23rd – I won’t be alone there will be a great selection of designer makers showing their wares in a fabulous location!
I shall be selling my wares at the wonderful Bluecoat Gallery in Liverpool on Saturday – it will be my second craft fair experience and should be rather different from last time. The last show was in a lovely rural setting, in the converted stables of a stately home with large grounds full of dog walkers and Saturday lunchers, it was freezing cold and while I didn’t do too badly and thoroughly enjoyed myself, it wasn’t exactly a raging success. This show is at a well established quality art gallery destination in an affluent city center, hopefully the tourists will be out in force and I’ll do well and come home empty handed (apart from a large roll of cash!).
So since my return from Crete I have been getting myself organized. My beautiful cards from Moo have arrived and I an thrilled with them, they always do such a great job. My friend Phil has kindly cut me a stack of plywood blocks from leftover material at his workshop for me to turn into photo blocks – a slow process, but always rewarding, the photos always look lovely when mounted onto the ply. I have mounted prints in three sizes left over from the last show, also small unmounted prints and a mixed bag of unmounted 10x8s, I have some zines to make up and then I’m done!